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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Here are the best deals available at drugstores this week. There are some great freebies – even before perks. Don’t miss out on FREE Splenda, Dove deodorant, and more!

If you are new to the drugstore systems, check out Learn the Basics to get started. This is something you will really want to learn.  There is also a great video to help with learning CVS.

Leave a comment if you find any deals I haven’t included and I will add them to the list.

Rite Aid Deals

  • 88¢ +UP WYB M&M and Mars Single Serve Candy at 88¢ Limit 1
    Manufacturer Coupon -B2G1 Mars M&M’s Peanut Butter candy, max .99, RP 3/27
    Manufacturer Coupon -B2G1 Mars Chocolate candy, 1.34-1.74 oz, RP 3/13 (EXP 04/24)
    (makes it FREE even without coupons!)
  • $2 +UP WYB eos Shave Cream 7 oz, at $2.99 Limit 4
    (makes it 99¢)
  • $1 +UP WYB Veet Depilatories at $3 off w/ in-ad store Coupon Limit 6 (starting at $4.99)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Veet Hair Removal product printable , printable , or printable
    Store Coupon -$1 off Veet product (Rite Aid coupon), (watch by 4/23) printable
    (makes it FREE)
  • $4 +UP WYB Hyland’s Kid’s Cough, Cold, Complete Allergy or Nite Time Cough Cold 4 oz., at $4.99 Limit 2
    (makes it 99¢)

See the full list of Rite Aid Weekly Deals

Walgreens Deals

  • $4 RR WYB Luster White 7 Toothpaste, 2.6 oz, at $4.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50 off Luster White 7 Power White or Sensitive, SS 4/03
    (makes it FREE)
  • $2.99 RR WYB Stayfree Maxi Pads, 14-26 pk., at $2.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Stayfree product, (register) printable, RP 3/27, printable , or printable
    (makes it FREE +profit)
  • $3 RR wyb (2) Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, 100 pk., at $2.99 ea.
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Splenda No Calorie Sweetener products printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Splenda sweetener, Spring Family Gatherings booklet
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3 off Splenda sweetener, 80 ct + or 3.8 oz +, SS 4/17
    (use $3 off, makes it FREE)
  • Schick Hydro Razor System, Shave Gel, 8.4 oz, or Cartridges, 4 pk., B1G1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Schick Hydro 3 refill, SS 4/17
    Manufacturer Coupon-$2 off Schick Hydro 5 refill, SS 4/17
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3 off Schick Hydro 3 or 5 razor (Facebook) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Schick Hydro shave gel, SS 4/17
  • Colgate Toothpaste or Total Toothpaste or Toothbrush, 4.2-8.2 oz, B1G1 starting at $2.79
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Colgate Max Clean, Max Fresh, Max White, Total, Sensitive or ProClinical toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 4/10
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Colgate toothpaste, 5.8 oz +, Get More From Your Pharmacy booklet
    (use (2), makes it 39¢)
  • Nexcare Bandages, 20-30 pk., $2.99
    -$2.99 Mail-in rebate, on product
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Nexcare bandages printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Nexcare product, SS 4/03
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Nexcare Active Waterproof product printable or printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.55/1 Nexcare product, SS 4/03
    (makes it FREE +profit)

See the full list of Walgreens Weekly Deals

CVS Deals

  • $7.99 ECB WYB Blink Tears, .5 oz, or Gel Tears, .34 oz, $7.99 Limit 1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Blink Tear or GelTears lubricating eye drops, SS 4/03
    (makes it FREE +profit)
  • $5 ECB WYB $15 Clean & Clear Products starting at $4.99 Limit 1
    Manufacturer Coupon -B1G1 Clean & Clear Morning Burst Surge product, (register) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -B1G1 Clean & Clear body wash, max $5.99, SS 3/27
    Manufacturer Coupon -$5 off Clean and Clear Morning Burst Surge Energizing Power Cleanser printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$5 off Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control kit printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Clean & Clear product printable , printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Clean & Clear New Morning Burst Skin Brightening product printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Clean & Clear product, SS 3/27, (register) printable
  • **Deal Idea**
    (2) Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Washes 16 oz, $5.99
    (1) Clean & Clear Pore Cleanser $4.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -B1G1 Clean & Clear body wash, max $5.99, SS 3/27
    Manufacturer Coupon (2) -$2 off Clean & Clear product printable , printable
    Total Due: $6.98
    Get Back: $5 ECB, makes it 66¢ ea
  • Fuze, or Honest Tea 20 oz, 99¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Honest Tea product (print), Recycle Bank coupon printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Fuze Reg or Slenderize, SS 4/10
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/4 vitaminwater reg or zero, 20 oz, Kroger home mailer
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 vitaminwater product, tearpad
    (makes it FREE)
  • Sweet’n Low 100+20 ct. Packets 99¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -.35/1 Sweet’n Low product, excl 50 ct printable
    (makes it 64¢)
  • Dove Men+Care Deodorant 99¢ Limit 5
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Degree Men+ Care deodorant printable (limit reached)
    (makes it FREE)
  • Nair Hair Remover (excl shower power max) $3.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3 off Nair product printable (limit reached)
    (makes it 99¢)

See the full list of CVS Weekly Deals

    • kadalog

      Can't find Colgate coupon in 4/10 Sunday Supplement . .Augusta Chronicle. Did anyone have it ?

    • Guest

      I'm sure a lot of you already know this, but some of the blink tears have $4 off coupons on the package. You end up paying $3.99 and getting $7.99 back in ECB = PROFIT! Only one of the packages in my store had it, and it was laying down in the very back, so make sure you look good!

    • Kcreviews

      What to do about this?…I tried to use the $3 q on the Splenda that was $2.99 and the cashier would not take it or try to scale it down or anything. I was bummed out. Luckily I had the printable $2 one so still got it for $.99.

      • Kim

        I just got back from there and had the same problem also!

        • Abbyandjaxmom

          I went to WG on Monday and bought 4 boxes of Splenda + lots of other stuff…the cashier (who is wonderful and a real help to me) scanned and the first 2 coupons went through fine, but beeped on the next. She rerang the splenda and did a price adj. She put the coupon in as 2.99 and all was good. I think its harder if you only buy the Splenda without anything else to cover overage. Hope this helps ;-)



        • ChrissyPunkin

          Some stores, including Walgreens, won't take a coupon that is more than the selling price of the product. However, they could just enter the coupon as $3 instead of $2.99, which is the problem here.

          For future reference, typing in all caps is the equivalent of shouting.

      • Print the walgreens corporate coupon policy and take it in with you. The link pops up in the Walgreens links box at the top of southern savers if you click on the walgreens weekly ad. The policy clearly states that they are to take the coupon.

      • Carolyn

        Same thing happened to me! :( And there was only 1 on the shelf so that's what I got. My other 3 coupons will expire this weekend tho and it seems there is no splenda anywhere to be found :( :(

        • MrsTK

          Splenda is bad for you anyway!! Try switching to agave syrup to sweeten your drinks…it's a healthier option!

      • Lawsonaba

        They have to adjust the coupon to the sale price of the item. ALOT of Walgreens cashiers do not know how to do this. Some cashiers are just lazy. Ask for a manager if the cashier refuses to adjust the coupon. And like Jenny said, take the policy. you would be surprised how many Walgreens cashier don't even know that they are supposed to ajdust the coupon when the register beeps.

    • Bobannwilber

      Where do you get the “Get More From Your Pharmacy” booklet?

      • ireneY

        Kroger pharmacy.

    • Kcreviews

      Just to let everyone know, the q for the Dove+ Men products does NOT include deoderant.

      • Vandyatkins

        I had Qs from the inserts for 1 off of deoderant.

    • Wagner2011

      Went to Rite-Aid yesterday, & their limit on the $0.88 Mar's & M&M's candy is two! So pairing that with the B2G1F q, =3 FOR FREE!

    • Stacy S

      I scanned my ECB card at the red machine in CVS and got a CVS coupon for $2 off any 2 deodorants. That made the Dove Men+Care Deodorant free without having a manufacturer coupon!

      • Cmroberts 0304

        I am heading there today after work so fingers crossed I gt that coupon too. Good for you !!

      • Prsol

        “Not listening”….. LOL especially when I continue getting the eternal .25 off TWO M&M's coupon… even after Easter! … Argh!!!! LOL

        • Shmoopie202

          Thats me too!

      • Shmoopie202

        wow! I never gat any good coupons out of that thing. Seems like I always get the same ones too :)

    • Guest

      Everything is gone anyway by now….

      • Don't forget you can always get a rain check in CVS. It will give you the same deal and reward when they get restocked and never expires!

        • Ebwilliams59

          Do you still get the ECB later on or is this part of the deal forfeited after the week of the sale?

          • Bauercandace

            You absolutely can get a raincheck, and on it there is a little spot for them to right in if ECB's were associated with the sale. All that they need to do is right in the product, sale price, and ECB and when you get ready to use the raincheck, they'll have all of the info needed to manual print the ECB! Maybe just point out to them on the raincheck where it specifically has a spot printed for them, and ask to speak to a manager. If that doesn't work, then ask for the district manager's number. All of our local CVS's are super friendly, so you probably won't have an issue once you guys talk about it.

          • Twinmomaaa

            Yes! You still get the ECBs- there's a spot to write them right on the raincheck!

        • ArLeeKay3

          They told me they can't give a raincheck for the things that have rewards attached to them. Is this just a misunderstanding at my store? Anyone else have problems?

          • Maria

            Call corporate, i asked for a raincheck once and was told no, so i just walked out and called corporate, they said any time you walk in their stores and they are out of a product you can get a raincheck, and they mailed me one. And it had the ECB”s in the deal.

            • Beth

              oh and btw…..I got my first rain check from Rite Aid and they limit you to Quantities of 4! just an fyi…and you can't do it with something attached to an up reward!

          • They should be able to force an ECB when you redeem your raincheck.

        • Angie8220

          I decide I am not going to keep running to the store to check and see if they have something. If I don't get it on Sunday then I will just get a rain check

          • Shmoopie202

            I agree. First time I went couponing I did get frustrated if things were gone. I felt I had to go the sale started. Now I relax and if its not there.. I get a raincheck

        • Sue

          I see the comments in reference to CVS, but what about RiteAid and the RRs? Will the rain check allow you to purchase the item in the future at the sales price AND receive any RRs that were also part of the sale?

          • My Rite Aid will take off the value of the Up Reward when you purchase at a later time with the rain check. Basically, it's like my store will give you a discount for the price you would have received. You'd have to ask, and make sure they write the value of the Up on the rain check!

    • Frisbeebear

      Attention please: this comment is to the greedy pig (pigs?) living in the Woodstock GA area. You know who you are. You are the reason for the empty shelves and disgruntled managers everywhere I go. I am sure that I will run into you someday, with your cart full of 1,000 Nivea body washes or Best Life Buttery Spreads. And when I do, I will have quite a few things to say to you.
      But until then, please consider 3 things. 1) You are harming and frustrating your fellow couponers. 2) You are giving all of us a bad name and certainly endangering the future of couponing, and 3) Greed is a SIN and will eventually have consequences (Proverbs 11:6 “The treacherous will be caught by their own GREED”).
      I would hope that in the future, you will use better judgement….and a tiny bit of courteousness and selflessness would be nice too.

    • Amy

      Bought 4 Splenda at Wags, used 4 $3 coupons, got a $4 RR! Yeah for an unexpected $4 profit!

    • Zinniasgive

      Got a great deal today at CVS. The red coupon machine gave me a “Buy an Aquafresh kids toothbrush and get Aquafresh kids toothpaste FREE”. Luck would have it that the only kids toothbrushes were on clearance for $1.39. With a $1 off coupon, I only paid $0.39 for a cool toothbrush and toothpaste for my little guy. I LOVE CVS!!

    • Michelle

      I got a great deal at WAGs today! I was super excited! I printed 2 $3/1 Schick Hydro Razor system coupons, and 2 $1/1 Schick shave gel coupons from their Facebook page. I bought two razors (each have 2 cartridges in them) and the price was $8.49, BOGO, so I paid $1.25 for each of the razors. One of the razors had a “Get one shave gel free with purchase of this razor” MQ on it, so I bought TWO (since the extra was already free) and then I bought two more shave gels ($3.49 regular price, on sale BOGO) and used the $1/1 MQ on each of them, making them $.74/each.

      I walked out of WAGs with two razors, and 4 cans of shave gel for $4 and some change!

      Can't get better than that! :)

      • Gillyp3864

        How about comepletely FREE Bic razors this week on BOGO at Publix, using your $3/1 Q's???

        • Michelle

          I got the BIC razors too! It seems like we go through razors like candy (ouch, that's a bad metaphor!) in my house! Can never have enough!

    • s h

      Hi, I'm new to this and clicked on your “learn the basics” link, and the link was broken. Can you post another link? Thanks!

    • Lea

      If anyone grabbed the $1/5 Royal pudding coupon from the dispenser at Publix a couple of weeks ago, they are selling the pudding at Walgreens 3/$1. With the $1/5 coupon, you get 5 boxes for 66 cents!

      • Prsol

        Thanks Lea. Super helpful information! I had promised myself not to visit Walgreens anymore, but for 66 cents I think I can break my promise! :-)

    • Lrae17

      If you printed the B1B1 Honest Tea a few days ago, you can use that one too. They're probably not available anymore, but don't forget you have it if you printed it. :-) I just say it because sometimes I forget that I've printed a high value Q and then miss out.

      • Sarah

        Hip2Save posted a another B1G1 coupon (new link) yesterday

    • Lrae17

      Anyone know if Rite Aid has a policy about not accepting a MF Q that has another store listed on it? I've been able to use them in the past, but now my RA is saying that if it has another store listed / says something like “Redeem at Publix, Dollar General, etc.” then they won't take it even though it's a MF Q and starts with a “5”. They claim the MF will only reimburse the store advertised on the Q. I don't think that's true, but they weren't going to be convinced.

      • Amy

        I have heard this is true from a number of stores

    • ChrissyPunkin

      Good luck to you. I did my own little rant a few months ago and they got the message.

    • MrsTK

      There is no longer a coupon available (via the link) for the Dove Men + Care Deodorant. It's now a coupon for body wash, body & face bar, or shower tool. Stinkers!

    • KG

      Are you kidding me? It is just STUFF, you can't take it with you. Maybe you should consider why people buy so much stuff before you go off on them. Personally, I shop for myself, my elderly neighbor who lives on a fixed income, my retired parents, and my sister and her husband who have 6 children. It would not be unusual for me to buy 10-20 items of the same thing. It is MY money and time. I work hard for mine and make it stretch as much as I can. If I arrive at the store and someone has bought all of the items, so what? Boo for me. There will always be another sale. That is why they issue rainchecks. The bible also teaches us to love one another and not covet what someone else has. Word to the wise, while I would never have 100 body washes in my cart, even if I did, you should be careful when telling anyone “quite a few things” in a public place. You may get more than you bargained for.

    • Guest

      You are correct that it is your money and your time, but you are not the only person that shops for family members. Are you really saying “boo” for all the people that come after you, as long as you get yours? That's why certain stores put limits on certain products because it isn't fair for one or two people to clear the shelves when they won't be getting another shipment for days. It isn't feasable for them to limit each and every product, so they rely on common decency. If you have attended one of Jenny's sessions she “calls out” the buyers who hoard and says it is not okay. And while CVS does give the sale price and allow coupons with a rain check, not all stores do so then everyone else has lost out on the sale.
      If you are not one of those people that buy excessively, then no worries. And for the people that buy in excessive quantities, as you said, there will always be another sale, so leave some on the shelf for others.
      As for biblical principles, the only two rules that Jesus spoke were 1) Love the Lord your God and 2)Love your neighbor as yourself. I would have to say such behavior is not loving your neighbor.

      • rs

        I used to buy too much stuff. It's addictive to get that coupon high with each transaction. That was three years ago when I started. I now buy only one paper, if that, as my mother in law gives me hers, and sometimes I get a free YES paper in my driveway with another set of coupons. That limits me to one or two of a deal, sometimes three. Enough for our family of four. We have a great stockpile of toiletries that won't expire, and after having cereal and mac/cheese go bad back then, I understand more fully what we can use and what we might need to donate. Less is more in our pantries. I can manage it much better and am not a slave to our stuff anymore.

        As far as shelf-clearers, I sometimes get really upset, especially at Rite Aid. Their rainchecks are only good for one month, but since they only get product in every two weeks, my coupons always expire before they replenish. There are hoarders in my area, and they go to all the stores before I even get out of church. It's frustrating, but I can't let my emotions rule my life. I figure if I don't get the deal on Sun or Mon, then I didn't need that particular one. Took me a while to get to that place.

        On the bright side, I got to Walgreens this week and picked up the 3 free Splendas I was looking for and got a TIP of $4 as an unexpected RR printed. Praise God for His blessing!

        Love God; love others. Great reminder. :)

        • Frisbeebear

          Thank you for your comment! It was much more calm and balanced than my “rant”, I should NOT have gotten so emotional!! I was still in shock, as it was my FIRST encounter with couponing and “shelf-clearing”, haha! Not an excuse for ugliness, though, some of my words were far too harsh and certainly not glorifying to God. Although I feel very strongly that the hoarding is wrong, there is nothing for me to get upset about, as I know that God is sovereign and whatever deals I miss out on I didn't need in the first place, since He knows what is best for me. Thank you for the reminder to “love others”, I definitely should have kept that in mind when I made my first post, and I apologize to anyone that I may have offended.

          • rs

            Don't get me wrong. I feel strongly about hoarders, too. In fact, my Mom is one, and it is painfully sad to watch her. About two years ago, I saw a woman using SEVEN CARDS at CVS to get all the blood sugar monitors on the first day of the sale. It was a money maker. I went in to get my one monitor to test my blood sugar, as this kit was the only one that came with the strips and lancets. I saw her cart piled up with them and asked her rather loudly if the deals were limited to one per household. She pulled all seven cards out with individual envelopes. Inside were letters from her aunt, mom, uncle, grandmother, etc, stating she could get their deals “for them.” She felt the pressure because I totally caught her doing something unethical. She came to me after buying them ALL and said, “I sure hope you aren't mad. My son has diabetes and really needs these kits.” I told her I also had diabetes and needed to test myself, but this CVS was very good to me and they will give me a raincheck to be able to get my one when they restock. I did talk to the manager after she left. He said they'd called on her before, and corporate couldn't do anything because each card was set up on a different address, and she had the letters. They did, however, really read every coupon and stop letting anything slide until now she never comes to that store – YAY! There are new hoarders, but at least the gal with SEVEN CARDS is gone. :)

    • Frisbeebear

      If you are truly buying for others, then you are not the “selfish pig” I was directing my comment to. But I have to believe you are in the minority. And even so, there are probably ways for you to avoid inconveniencing and frustrating everyone else……I heard one “extreme couponer” say that she calls to warn each store before she buys excessive quantities, and always makes sure she leaves many for others. That is the only considerate way to behave. I am not coveting what others have, I am just trying to make ends meet and keep food in my two babies' mouths (not an exaggeration), as my husband has been looking for a job for months now.
      Aside from buying for others less fortunate or bedridden, as you described, there is no excuse for hoarding. And I would not hesitate to call someone on it.

    • Gamblesonsfarms

      Just wanted everyone to make sure you check the main item sections for travel size items. This week I just realized that at CVS, beside the full size Degree deodorant is the travel size for $1 (actually priced 2/ $2 to be specific). This means its free with the coupon that expired 4/24, $1 off any Degree deodorant no size restriction!! Also $1 travel size Secret deodorants were also in the full size section. Free with P&G everyday savings booklet $1 off any Secret.

    • Minpinfin

      Well don't this just beat all :)
      I too live in Woodstock, GA-small world, aien't it? I'm just a backward country kinda fella, working these here deals every week…come Sundee mornin' ya'll can find me at my local RA or CVS when da sun comes up! I make it my biznes to git there erly-git in and get out, down da road to tha next weelin' & a deelin'! Ya hooo!
      I swing by that there Krogr down on 92 & git me papers too. Now I don't know 'bout you but I'm figurin' they's enuf stuff out dare for all of us-ya know?
      That there rain chek works evry time-get cha one and see.
      'Pert near a barrel o' monkees fun-doin' this here qponin'.
      They's plenty fo' evryone-reelax, have you some fun! Always 'nother deel down th' pike!

    • 333save

      just some thoughts
      1. it helps the economy when more items are purchased
      2. when more items are sold, it proves to the manuf that their promotion was good and hopefully will result in more coupons being issued
      3. Rainchecks are awesome. never had a problem getting an item later, had better selection, less stress and usually managers will sign the coupon so you dont have to worry about expiration
      4. I have never suffered “harm” from an item being out of stock.
      5. I have never had anyone call me a bad name for buying a quantity of items, in fact management has gotten excited to order more stock and increase their sales

    • Frisbeebear

      I need to apologize for using the word “pigs”. I stand by the rest of my comment, but there's no need to call names. I was not aware that everyone would honor a coupon on a raincheck. I will have to check that out.
      Still, it is wrong and selfish for people to empty shelves, and since I have started couponing (which was last week!) I have had many fellow couponers and two store managers tell me how disgusted and frustrated they are with the practice (and I can relate, having worked in retail myself). Whether or not the raincheck idea works, it is still a hassle, and would be unnecessary if people would play fair.

      As to the “redneck” comment….I honestly have no idea what your point is.

    • Firstbrownie

      I see people selling the stuff they purchased for “free” at CVS and Wags on Craig's List. It irritates me so much to see them trying to make MORE profit on the products. We all know those people are out there and I think that is who frisbeebear was referring to. I shop for several different people in my church sometimes, and I know it helps their pocketbook!

    • Coupon Saving Ladies2011

      You have to get it when you can .My walmart has been out for so long.So when thay did get it I took it.Iam trying to supply a church pantry so don t preach .

    • KG

      Why do you continue to judge other people? We all get frustrated and inconvenienced at times. That is life. You should learn how to deal with your anger and frustration in a more positive way. I applaud you for trying to do something to help your family. That is what we are all trying to do. If someone buys 20 like items, it is NONE of your business. You don't know their life circumstances. Maybe after you have been couponing a little longer, you will learn that there is always another deal out there and will not be so harsh.

    • Frisbeebear

      I already clarified that I was not referring to people like you. Although, as I said, if you are going to buy 50 of something and clear the shelves, maybe you could warn the store first, so they could have plenty ordered, if that's possible?
      And anyway, what's wrong with a little preaching? ;-)

    • Beastle

      Above it say RR $3 with Splenda at Walgreens, I checked the ad and it does not say that Splenda has RR. Does anyone know???

      • Abbyandjaxmom

        The RR for the Splenda is unadvertised…I bought 4 boxes of the granuals on Monday and recieved a RR. I ask the cashier and she said that yes its unadvertised and only one per customer. Hope this helps!

        • Beastle

          Yes, Thank You. I will defiantly use the $3 coupons and get RR's. I am so excited!!!

          Thanks for replying!!!!

      • Ldinovo

        there is a $3 coupon from the paper from 2 weeks ago.
        04-17 S1 05-02 Splenda Sweetener product 80ct or 3.8 oz or larger

      • Flavina67

        no RR just free

      • Anonymous

        I purchased 3 boxes and received a $4 RR as stated.

    • Frisbeebear

      I understand there is always another deal out there! That is EXACTLY why there is no need for people to go crazy! And I'm sorry, but no matter how long I have been couponing, I will never feel “less harsh” toward those people, after planning my list, loading my babies up, dragging them all the way to the store, wasting gas, to find empty shelves where all the good deals were. I don't think this becomes less irritating the longer you coupon, as evidenced by the fact that over 30 people “liked” my comment before the guilty parties had it taken off line!
      As far as not knowing somebody's life circumstances, it would be hard to be in a worse situation than we are right now!
      I did let my temper show, however….evidence of my Irish descent? I apologize for sounding harsh, I just want people to think about how their actions affect others.
      Honestly, I did not mean to start anything. What is so offensive about suggesting “several for all” instead of “all for several”?! Nothing…unless you are one of the “several”.

      • Ldinovo

        I purchased 15 Similac Baby formulas yesterday because I had a $5 coupon and the item was on sale for $3.84. I don't even have a baby on formula anymore, but I drove them right to the church to donate them. We couponers are not hoarders! Some of us actually do good with them! And by the way, I cleared the shelf! Just to make sure I could help feed babies that some mother doesn't have the money for formula for! Plus, I paid the tax on all of it! I'm not stealing it, I used my time to clip them and my gas to get them and bring them to the church! Deal with an empty shelf! I fed a bunch of kids!

        • Frisbeebear

          Meanwhile, another mother struggling to feed her babies (like me, for example) drove all the way to the store looking for the same deal and found an empty shelf instead. That's just wonderful. I appreciate that you are trying to do good, but in my opinion, the end (donating to your church pantry) does NOT justify the means (clearing the shelves for everybody else).

          • Americanbaby27

            Totally agree. While donating is wonderful and a very kind thing to do, people can do it without clearing the shelf!

            Please understand I mean no harm. But I do get frustrated when I can't get the things I need for my kids after all of my hard work b/c someone else cleared them out. I dont know how many times I've gone for diapers and they are gone. Then I have to drag both my kids all over town trying to find these things.

            Bottom line, lets be kind and loving to each other. Please don't clear the shelves :)

        • KG

          Amen Sister!!! I purchased 12 bags of cat food about a month ago and I don't even have a cat! They went straight to the animal shelter. I also just dropped off an entire bag of feminine products at the battered womens shelter. They were both extremely appreciative and I don't have the least twinge of guilt for helping out others less fortunate. Bless the beasts and the children.:) Rock on Ldinovo!

          • mel

            I cant believe people are SO upset over clear shelves. A person who has the ability to buy free items and donate them should limit themselves JUST in case someone else wants to come and buy something… and risk letting their coupons expire which could have helped someone?

            I am sorry but most strores dont carry much stock and if its something good make sure you shop early. it is not my job to make sure there is enough left in case you decide to venture out. I dont try to clear shelves but I will buy what I have coupons for (usually 4). If i left you some items on the shelf and you decide you cant make it this week. those items are left on the shelf that someone else could have them. Will you feel guilty for not buying your share? I didnt think so thats just rediculous.

            Yes i miss deals too. and it stinks and I get rainchecks. Oh and yes my neighbor buys up inventory and sells it at a huge yard sale that makes her about $3000 each year. I even joke when a store sells out of something saying shes already been in shopping. But shes still my friend and the money she earns helps buy her kids school clothes the next year. I can knock her for that she works hard all year (as do we all) why cant she get paid for her hard work. Teh stores get a boost in sales, other people get cheap products from her saving their budgets too, some gets donated to local shelters in the middle of the summer when less people donate to me its a win win.

            If you in fact are having issues feeding your kids (and not just being dramatic) its possible that maybe you have received some goods from a pantry of a fellow couponer and should be greatful someone got to the store to be able to donate those things vs the hoarders out there who sit on it until it goes bad.

            I think bashing someone who is buying to give to a church speaks wonders about your character. remember what your mother always said when you are pointing at someone there are 3 other fingers pointing at you.

            Maybe your mad because you feel you wasted your time but thats on you not the person who cleared the shelf. you choose where to spend your time and how important something is to you. There was a time i spent too much time planning my trips and got frustrated too when my shopping seemed to eat up all my time.

            I found a happy medium and You'll will too. and then every deal wont be so life or death frustrating.

        • SR

          Meanwhile, all the other mothers like myself who also take time to coupon and use gas to go to that same store get no formula for their own infant. It doesn't matter whether you're being selfish for your own family or for a charity, selfish is selfish.

        • Mlbam6

          Good Job! That sale will definitely not be coming “around again” as so many on here say sales do. 15 formulas would be used up in a month and a half. One of my children had a allergy to dairy and therefore could not drink milk once he turned a year old. He would down 9 -10 cans of formula a month, which I would buy in cases of 12 from the store costing around $110 dollars (soy formula) each time. I did that without coupons 8 years ago and I would be pretty angry if someone thought I was being a “hoarder” or “selfish” just because I did not want to go to the store twice a week for formula. And for anyone who says we should not donate to shelters because they get money from the government should not donate to their childs school because they are government funded too and your childs teachers do not need you to be giving them sanitizer wipes that you bought with your coupons because as we all know the government gives enough for everything.

    • SR

      I have to chime in here because some people are utterly misguided. It is not judging other people, it is stating how one person's behavior affects many others in a negative way. Yes, that is life but something done intentionally for yourself with no regard to how it negartively affects others is called “selfish”. And as you said, there will be another sale, so why then must one person buy all the product on the shelf? Just buy a few and wait until the next sale. Why should everyone else have to wait for the next sale and you don't? Maybe after you have been couponing longer, you will learn “couponing etiquette!”

    • KG

      wow….you are a very angry and bitter person…you can't even be happy when someone else does something wonderful…

    • Frisbeebear

      Nope, not either one of those. I am actually a very happy, joyful person, just trying to get people to THINK. The only thing I am is disappointed, after trying to feed my babies on a very tiny budget, getting so excited about couponing, and then finding empty shelves EVERYWHERE I went.

      • Prsol

        Would it be possible to speak to your store manager and find out if they can increase the number items, i.e. baby formula, available for shoppers?

        Where I live, we only have one CVS. Good luck trying to get your scenarios done when the whole county is chasing after the same things. In my case, I make up for it by getting rain checks or shopping elsewhere (thankfully, the area where I work happened to have more CVS within 2miles.)

        I missed your earlier posts, so i don't know if you happened to be limited by the number of stores in your area. Also, i realize that a rain check may not be of great comfort when you just spent 3 hours of your life trying to get ready for that trip (with children, gas, time and energy spent) but at least you get to shop at a later time, hopefully before your coupon expires, and take advantage of the deal. :-(

        Best regards! :-)

    • ireneY

      Wow, at CVS, found one Blink with $4 peelie still attached… On a Wednesday!!
      At Wags, bare shelves.

    • Unretail

      Noob with a question, I have B1G1 free coupon and the product is on sale for B1G1 50% off, what do I save?

      • Cyndi

        You will get two items for the price of half of one item. If you have a dollar off coupon, you could use that too and save more (at CVS, you can use a B1G1 coupon and a cents off coupon for two items – one coupon gets you the free item, the other coupon gets you cents off on the other item).

    • Bobbiejo3788

      does anyone know of a site that does coupon match up`s for ALBERTSONS? I live in Arkansas and we dont have kroger or publix :/

      • Galveston 2000

        hope your albertsons is more coupon literate than most-if you are close to texaskana-kroger there & one in searcy

      • Angie8220

        Frugal Living NW they are also on facebook.

      • Violetsoul829

        krazycouponlady dot com has coupon match ups for Albertsons :)

    • Couponjunkie

      Nair has a $3/2 products on their website. naircare dot com

    • Lea

      I picked up the Stayfree pads at Walgreens and tried to use the $3 register rewards for the $2.99 Charmin and the cashier wouldn't let me unless I bought something else, EVEN THOUGH I had a copy of the Walgreens coupon policy in my purse and showed it to her. I had to buy a 40 cent candy…it was only 40 cents but I was still not a happy camper.

    • cshan

      How do I get a coupon from recycle bank. I created an account.

    • Aliciabeckett

      Zyrtec deal at CVS:

      Just returned from CVS and found a great deal! $4 off Zyrtec coupon printing from CVS coupon machine, Zyrtec 30 ct (which actually includes 40 tablets!) on sale for $15. Coupon (which I did not have with me) -$3.50 off Zyrtec Adult product, 12 ct +, RP 5/01 = $7.50 for 40 ct Zyrtec! Several other Zyrtec coupons also available in the database.

      Here's to a deal on allergy relief!

    • Tyedyemomma

      I went yesterday and because my coupon was for 3.00 and the product was 2.99 the register wouldn't let me use it until she made the coupon value 2.99.

    • mythought1

      To KG:You need to listen to what this person is saying. Just because you are giving to a shelter doesn['t make what you are doing is right, Im sure those shelters get grants and what not, save some for others who get no assistance but barely scrape by!

    • Shmoopie202

      . went to WAGS with did the stayfree thing and got my RR. then try to do second transaction with the luster toothpaste, two splendas and a filler item. I had two coupons for the splenda but the register only took one. The cashier said the second one wouldn't go through because it was over the price.. I told them that the coupon policy was to just put coupon in for price ($2.99) She said -yeah thats what someone else said but our manager said no! So I told them i would just get 1 then. They said that might kick the other coupon back out! So I said fine just ring it all up! At least I got the $3 RR! I think the managers are just being lazy and just let the register run their store– if it doesnt take it then oh well. That seems to be the attitude!

      • Smith

        I never have much luck at my Walgreens. I rarely shop there even for free items like this, because they are not coupon friendly at all. (At least in my experience.)

      • Kenzbug

        My Walgreens refuses to adjust a coupon down, even after showing them that it states in their policy that that is what they would do in the event a coupon is greater than the price of the item. They tell me that their corporate office doesn't know what they are talking about. So rude, Walgreens doesn't have anything that CVS doesn't have that is right across the street, even if I have to wait later for a sale, it's worth not getting the aggravation from Walgreens.

    • Shmoopie202

      oh-so what made me even more mad about the whole splenda thing is… I was buying other stuff. I wasn't trying to get them to give me a penny. Once at CVS the cashier just told me to get something else so the total would even out- that was nice. Also at publix they jut roll that money “left over” onto the rest of your purchases!

    • Shmoopie202

      Has anyone tried to use the printable american greeting coupon- $2 off 2 cards at Rite aid? ( was on here a while ago) I just tried to use it and the cashier said “it wasn't going through” she kept reading the coupon to make sure I got the “right cards” I had to point out that yes it says american greetings on the cards and they were both over $1.(coupon states excludes 99 cents or less) I asked if she could just manually put it in and she will get reimbursed when she mails it in.. She said we don't mail anything in… again I pointed out the mail coupons for redemption address. So she said-it also says redemtion of coupons signifies compliance with american greetings corporate coupon redemption policy. SO? If they are selling american greetings card don't they have permission and therfore “agree with their policy” OMG! Then she tried to talk me into their buy 3 get one free (which I initially was going to do IN ADDITION to my $2.- but couldn't find any other cards I needed) This was after she said it was probably a better deal any way-and I had to point out to her it wasy buy 3 (not 2) get one free!I told her no- I didn't need 4 cards and to just delete the whole transaction! Thinking about writing Rite Aid corp. about this….

    • Susangoff

      Has anyone else gotten RR for the splenda?? I went in to get my slpenda only to realize that it was printing 4RR!!!! If you buy 3 at a time, you will not only get them for free with your coupons, but also get back $4 in RR….I was so excited when I realized what was happening.

    • Inkpressed

      doe anyone know if there is a limit RR for the stayfree pads?

    • ireneY

      It just occurred to me to get a raincheck for Splenda at Wags. Does anyone know if they would work with $3 Q without beepage?

      • tygirl13

        If the regular price is more than $3 and they have to do a manual adjustment, the coupon probably won't beep. However, you may want to check how your store handles rainchecks for item w/ RR. Since the RR are actually administered by Catalina, the store will usually either give you cash or a gift card for the RR amount. Some stores won't give you anything for the RR…so just make sure you get that addressed on the raincheck.

    • Zrjsval

      Just got back from CVS. Blink is on sale for $7.99 w/ $7.99 ECB. There was a peelie on the box for $4 off. So I got the Blink for free and made $4. Wheeeee!!!!

    • Buff

      I am new to couponing at Walgreens and I have a question. My weekly circular has a coupon for Palmolive dish soap for 89 cents, limit three. I have a Walgreens coupon for 25 cents off from the 4/17 SS coupons. Can I use both?

      Thanks in advance!

      • Gatorgirl

        Yes you can use Walgreens coupon and the Manufactures coupon together. Great deals!

    • Lzbacnik

      Kleenex is .88 cents this week at CVS. Use .75 cents off Kleenex hand towels SS 3-20 for a total OOP of …. .13 cents per box. It works. I bought 4 boxes. I love CVS